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Gattuso: “In the last 20 meters we must play better”

Gennaro Gattuso, sitting on the bench during the Valencia-Atletico de LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 – Ivan Terron / AFP7 / Europe Press

The coach of Valencia, Gennaro Gattuso, considered it somewhat unfair that his team had not scored any points in their last two LaLiga Santander games against Athletic Club and Atletico de Madrid, and demanded that they should not be satisfied with having played well and that Above all, they must “play better in the last 20 meters”, while he asked for patience with the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani.

“This is a game that is difficult to talk about, I think it is not correct to have zero points from the last two games and I have told the team that we have to continue and work hard because playing in this way goes far,” Gattuso said in the conference. press release after Monday’s defeat against Atletico.

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The Italian made it clear that they should avoid thinking “of bad luck” or “of the referee”. “We have to look for it during the 95 minutes, but to win a goal, when you play with 55-60 percent of the ball, in the last meters we have to play better, I think we are missing this,” he commented.

“The team has run a lot, always pressing high and it’s not easy, it’s normal that fatigue can come later. We have to improve and search with the same mentality for 95 minutes,” added the former player.

Gattuso was somewhat surprised by the performance of referee Cuadra Fernandez, although he is clear that Musah’s goal is well disallowed because “it was a foul”. “But if you go to VAR, you always have to go, you don’t decide that I’m going today and someone else isn’t, or you go or you don’t go,” he warned.

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On the arrival of Cavani, he pointed out that they must “work well” with the Uruguayan because “for three months he has been training alone.” “We have to train him well. He surely comes to help us, but we have to help him with the game and the organization,” he reflected.

The Valencian coach described as “incredible” the number of people who came to Mestalla to encourage them “on a Monday at 10:00 pm” and confessed that they hope that Tottenham gives the go-ahead for Bryan Gil to come. “Calm down in my town is to be dead,” he pointed out with a smile.

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Gattuso confirmed that after training on Tuesday he will have “a meeting” with the club’s board and that they should “talk well” about how they should stay up front because they have “Hugo Duro’s injury”, although he does not know if Maxi Gomez will come out.

“I think that when a season is going to start, the market has to be closed because you have to think about the head of a player and how he can train (without knowing his future). Now those in the Premier play another sport because there is a difference incredible amount of money”, he stated about the closing of the market.

Source: Europa Press


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